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Nicola Pecoraro

Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri

Visitors to “The Wandering,” Nicola Pecoraro’s third solo show but his first in Rome, ideally should have experienced the exhibition with a sound track in the background, perhaps of the sort of electronic genre one hears a lot of now, a mix of natural elements and cold, synthesized sounds typical of the hybrid culture of our time. Pecoraro’s exhibition was similarly hybrid, not so much because he uses various media (painting, sculpture, photography, collage), but rather because of the ways in which the works suggest personal narratives or metaphors without falling back on the convention of the artist as a guarantor of meaning. The point was not what message Pecoraro has for the world. Rather, what emerged was the strength or authority of the object itself. And yet the effect was not so much sculptural as mental, calibrated to a single, precise frequency, again recalling a hypothetical

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